subcision 18th March 2020

Subcision: An Effective Treatment For Acne Scars

Many of us are no strangers to acne. As one of the world’s most common skin conditions, there’s no doubt we’ll have come into contact with confidence-sapping breakouts of whiteheads, blackheads, pimples and spots at some point in our lives. Yet, where more mild and moderate forms of acne normally fade with time, leaving unblemished and delightful-looking skin in its place, the development of acne can sometimes result in unmissable and embarrassing areas of scarring.

Acne scars normally appear on the skin as unsavoury after-effects of more serious forms of the condition. Those who have suffered through the more severe symptoms of acne, which include the emergence of painful and tender pus-filled lumps known as nodules and cysts, are much more prone to being left with skin riddled with deep, depressed acne scars. 

Lost confidence

According to research, around 40% of people experience the troubling problem of acne scarring. And whilst this is usually nothing more than a cosmetic concern, the scars left behind by prominent and powerful variations of acne can be more than just skin deep. Living with permanently pitted complexions can pose some significant problems for those affected and have a detrimental impact on their confidence as well as affecting their ability to complete routine tasks and forge new relationships.


As a world-renowned dermatologist, London-based Dr Firas Al-Niaimi has provided many patients with several effective treatments for the misfortune of acne scarring. One of the most regularly performed of these is subcision, which makes use of a special hypodermic needle to enact a change from within. In this delicate process, the aforementioned needle is used to sever the strands keeping acne scars tied to the skin’s underlying tissue.

After destroying the link between the scars and their tissue, the skin’s natural healing processes assume centre stage and increased collagen production helps to leave the skin in better condition, resulting in a visible reduction in the prominence of stubborn acne scarring. 

What next? 

Following a course of treatments, details of which will be finalised during a one-to-one consultation, many of Dr Firas’s patients choose to undergo laser skin resurfacing treatment to ensure of a thorough and complete skin rejuvenation which further reduces the appearance of acne scars. 

Book your consultation

Patients choose Dr Firas for the quality of both his treatments and customer service. As a consummate professional with extensive experience in cosmetic treatments and an unrivalled knowledge of a whole host of skin conditions and concerns, he’s undoubtedly one of London’s finest dermatologists. To find out more, and to book your consultation for subcision, visit Dr Firas’s website today. 


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